D. Pedro IV e a Igreja da Lapa, Porto | ep. 11 / 28 Set. 2020
Breathtaking buildings, where architecture meets its zenith… But this is just a glimpse of architecture zenith in the World.
This post was based on the PowerPoint presentation that you can find here: https://slideplayer.com.br/amp/10451635/
I do not know its author!
FUNNY DIALOGUE (?) BETWEEN STATE AND TAXPAYER
“Taxpayer – I would like to buy a car.
State – Very well. Please choose.
Taxpayer – I’ve already chosen. Do I have to pay something?
State – Yes. Automobile Tax (ISV) and Value Added Tax (VAT)
Taxpayer – Oh… That’s all.
State – … and a “little thing” to put it around. Stamp.
Taxpayer – Oh!…
State – … and one more thing in the gasoline necessary for the car to effectively circulate. The ISP.
Taxpayer – But… without gasoline I don’t circulate.
State – I know.
Taxpayer – … But I already pay to circulate…
State – Of course!…
Taxpayer – So… are you going to charge me for the value of the gasoline?
State – Also. But that’s VAT. The ISP is something different.
Taxpayer – Different?!
State – A lot. The ISP its because gasoline exists.
Taxpayer – … Why does it exist?!
State – Many millions of years ago, dinosaurs and coal made oil. And you pay.
Taxpayer – … That’s all?
State – Only. But don’t think you can leave the car as you wish.
Taxpayer – What do you mean?!
State – You have to pay to park it.
Taxpayer – … To park it?
State – Exactly.
Taxpayer – So, I pay to walk and I pay to be stationary?
State – No. If you really want to drive the car, you need to pay insurance.
Taxpayer – So I pay to circulate, I pay to be able to circulate and I pay for being stopped.
State – Yes. We are not here to deceive anyone. Is the car new?
Taxpayer – New?
State – It’s just that if it’s not new you have to pay inorder for us to see if its able to walk around.
Taxpayer – Pay for you to see if you can charge me?
State – Of course. Do you think this is for free? There’s just one more thing…
Taxpayer – …One more thing?
State – To drive on highways
Taxpayer – But… but I already pay road tax.
State – Yes. But this is a different road.
Taxpayer – … Different?
State – Yes. Very different. It’s just for anyone who wants to.
Taxpayer – Is that all?
State – Yes. That’s all.
Taxpayer – And is it over?
Estado – Yes. After paying the 25 euros, it’s over.
Taxpayer – What 25 euros?!
State – The 25 euros it costs to walk on the highways.
Taxpayer – But didn’t you say that the highways were only for those who wanted to?
Estado – Yes. But everyone pays the 25 euros.
Taxpayer – Which 25 euros?
Estado – The 25 euros is how much the chip costs.
Taxpayer – … How much for what?
Status – Pay the chip. To be able to pay.
Taxpayer – Don’t loo…
State – Yes. Paying costs 25 euros.
Taxpayer – Does it cost 25 euros to pay?
State – Yes. Pay 25 euros to pay.
Taxpayer – But I will not drive on the highways.
Estado – Imagine that one day you want to… you have to pay.
Taxpayer – Do I have to pay to pay because one day I might want to?
State – Exactly. You pay to pay what you might want one day.
Taxpayer – What if I don’t want to?
State – Pay a forfeit.”
Why the hell do they call a loaf of meat NAIL (PREGO)?? A little popular culture to explain this to us.
The “Prego no Pão” or, in a literal translation, “Nail in the Bread”!
Who would have thought that the nail, or steak on bread, appears in Portugal at Praia das Maçãs?
“The real story is related to the name Manuel Dias Prego, one of the first inhabitants of Praia das Maçãs in the late 19th century, where he owned a tavern, Taberna do Prego. In this tavern Manuel Prego served fried veal slices or baked in tasty bread and accompanied by wine from the region.
The meat on bread quickly became a success in Praia das Maçãs and surroundings. It is said that it was in this place that José Malhoa painted his famous painting “Praia das Maçãs”. Who knows if savoring such a delicacy while painting!
Over the years, the name of the sandwich came to be commonly known as Prego, in honor of its creator, and in the beginning of the 20th century the recipe had already been copied to other places, and Prego started to be part of the menus of taverns across the country and not just in Sintra.”
Photos by @Ludan, taken from the PowerPoint that can be found here: https://www.slideshare.net/joaocouto/porto-pormenores
Thank you Ludan for giving us a glimpse of Oporto beauty and history!